May 18

Glorious Gardens Storytime

It’s May! A month when most of us start planting our gardens in Ottawa.

Today we read;

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Daisy’s Garden by Mordicai Gerstein and Susan Yard Harris

Dinosaur Garden by Liza Donnelly

Want to know more about starting a garden?  Here is a great video by a kid for kids!

May 11

Bee Storytime

Today’s wonderful story is Bee Love (Can Be Hard) and is written by former Supreme Court Justice, NFL Pro, and grandfather, Alan Page.  It is co-written by his daughter and school teacher Kamie Page.  And the artwork is by illustrator David Geister.

For more bee stories, check out this storytime video;

 

January 13

Pizza Storytime

Today we read 3 pizza-themed books!  In the comments I want to know your favourite pizza toppings!

Pizza Kittens by Charlotte Voake

Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter and Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig

Activity – Geometry Pizza!

This cool idea comes from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures.  Cut out the following shapes using different coloured construction paper;

  • circles
  • squares
  • triangles
  • rectangles
  • ovals

Colour the edges of the paper plate brown to look like crust.  Glue your shapes onto your paper plate.  Voila, shape pizza!

 

 

January 7

Tu B’Shevat Storytime – Be A Friend to Trees

Hello everyone and happy Tu B’Shevat!  Today we read…

Be A Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber  and illustrated by Holly Keller

Your Assignment:

Where the video asks you to make a list of things made out of wood, and then things made out of paper and cardboard, PAUSE the video and list the items you discover in the comments of this blog post.  When the story is done, also comment one thing YOU can do to be a friend to trees.

November 2

Fabulously Funny Fairy Tales

Today we read two very silly and a little bit twisted re-tellings of:

Henny-Penny retold and illustrated by Jane Wattenberg

and

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey

To give younger students a bit of context for The Adventures of the Dish and The Spoon, you can always start by sharing the nursery rhyme…

Hey diddle, diddle!
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.